7 days in Saint Louis, Saint Charles & Springfield Itinerary

7 days in Saint Louis, Saint Charles & Springfield Itinerary

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Saint Louis
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Saint Charles
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You've added Field House Museum, The Old Post Office and Custom House, Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Field House Museum, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, steep yourself in history at The Old Post Office and Custom House, pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, then sample the fine beverages at StilL 630 Distillery, and finally examine the collection at City Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Saint Louis. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Charles.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Saint Charles

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Charles Historic District. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): try your luck at Ameristar Casino St. Charles, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, then take in the exciting artwork at Missouri Artists on Main Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, then examine the collection at Fast Lane Classic Cars, and then admire all the interesting features of Great Rivers Scenic Route.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Saint Charles trip itinerary planning app.

Saint Charles is very close to Saint Louis. In March, daily temperatures in Saint Charles can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Saint Charles

Museums · Outdoors · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Springfield

— 3 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, then browse the collection at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): cruise along Grand View Drive, see the interesting displays at Caterpillar Visitors Center, and then ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip planner.

Drive from Saint Charles to Springfield in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Charles in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 31°F in Springfield. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip